Tumut is an exceptionally pretty country town nestled at the foot of the Snowy Mountains
. Visitors fall in love with the rich history and natural beauty in the area, and come back again and again on their vacations. Get a great deal on a Tumut hotel for your next holiday, and see for yourself what makes this beautiful little town so special.
The Heritage Walk is the best way to get an appreciation for the history of the town. Stroll past and admire the grand architecture of old hotels, the Courthouse and the Anglican Church. At the end of the walk you will find yourself at the Rotary Lookout, so enjoy the splendid view across the town and the surrounding valley. If you're interested to see more, the Tumut Museum has an incredible collection of local items, as well as all the information you will ever need on the region.
Pioneer Park is a great spot to relax in the shade of some very old trees. The stream that runs through the park is an ideal backdrop for a picnic, so come and enjoy your lunch on the grassy reserve. Follow the river walk back to Stockwell Gardens, which is an award-winning park with a spectacular range of botanical plants. If you are still craving gardens, finish your day at the Tumut Valley African Violets Farm. It's the largest in Australia and a perfect place for afternoon tea.
Outside of town try delicious local wine at Boonderoo Wines, or stop in at the Snowy Mountains Trout Farm and learn how to farm these yummy fish. Prefer to catch them yourself? The Tumut River offers many great spots to catch a brown or rainbow trout, which brings fly fisherman from all over Australia here to try their luck. If you want to experience real nature, the best hiking is on the 18km Thomas Boyd Track. Following the paths you will cross valleys over secure swing bridges and see true, untouched nature. Or, for a once-in-a-lifetime experience try an introductory Hang Gliding flight - from the air you have an unsurpassed view of this beautiful region.
Tumut experiences the real four seasons, and is stunning in each of them. During winter taste the crisp, cold mountain air which transforms to lush and green in spring. Dive into cool, clean waterways throughout summer and watch the trees turn ablaze in fiery oranges during autumn. It's definitely a beautiful part of Australia.
Just 400km southwest of Sydney
and 525km northeast of Melbourne
, Tumut is rich in both history and natural beauty. Book a great destination for your next holiday, and choose from our range of Tumut accommodation. Recharge your batteries in the area's fresh environment while you experience real country charm.
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